Download Instant Voice Messaging - Best Software & Apps

  • Messenger

    205.0.0.18.110

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Text, voice calls, and video calls now included

    8
    15424 votes
    • PROS: Supports chats, voice calls, video calls, Support third party apps, Easy to use
    • CONS: Compatible apps require new download
  • imo free video calls and chat

    9.8.000000011461

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Another messaging app you don't need

    8
    7308 votes
    • PROS: Voice and video calls, Share photos, Group chat, Completely free!
    • CONS: Offers nothing new
  • Telegram

    5.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Web Apps

    Fast and secure messaging app

    8
    783 votes
    • PROS: Supports group chats, Share videos up to 1GB, Send batches of photos, "Snapchat" style Secret Chat, Higher level of privacy compared to WhatsApp
    • CONS: Voice messages supported but no voice calling, Small user base compared to WhatsApp
  • imo for Windows 10

    1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stay in touch easily with imo for Windows 10

    8
    1002 votes
    • PROS: Simple manageable interface, Unlimited free voice and video calls
    • CONS: Limited customisation and contact management options, User base smaller than major rivals
  • QQ Messenger

    International 1.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    7
    805 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!
  • LINE for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The ultimate communication app, also on Windows 10

    7
    440 votes
    • PROS: Simple to navigate, High quality voice calls, Send voice recordings to chat messages
    • CONS: Requires access to your location, Will only work with Windows 8 and upwards
  • BBM

    3.3.20.74

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone

    An instant messaging classic goes multi-platform

    7
    561 votes
    • PROS: Multichat, Sending files, photos, voice memos, BBM groups, You control the people who can send you messages
    • CONS: BB 10 interface lacks some flexibility, No VoIP, Registration takes a little too long
  • Windows Live Messenger

    16.4.3522

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23330 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
    • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
  • GO SMS Pro

    7.85

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A SMS app that really delivers

    7
    121 votes
    • PROS: Focus on privacy and security, Send images, videos and voice messages, Close enough to stock messaging app to make it very easy to use, Customize your messages with different themes, fonts and photos
    • CONS: No overall app lock, Appearance is a touch boring
  • All-in-One Voice Changer

    1.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A simple voice changer for Skype calls

    6
    88 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Can also change pitch of existing audio files
    • CONS: Limited in pitch levels, No help files
  • TeamSpeak

    Client TS3 3.0.16

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Talk with your friends or enemies while battling it out on the net

    7
    2495 votes
    • PROS: Excellent voice quality, Very handy for online games
    • CONS: Poor design, Sound can be tricky to configure
  • KakaoTalk

    2.5.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Chat with friends worldwide for free

    8
    2 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Quick response when using SMS, Voice call quality is good
    • CONS: Locked to a single device, Searching for contacts is hit-or-miss
  • ooVoo Video Call, Text and Voice

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free App for Smart Callers

    9
    62 votes
    • PROS: Free text messaging and video calls, Ability to send pictures
    • CONS: The interface is rather confusing, Calls are rather expensive
  • Nimbuzz

    2.9.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Java
    Mac

    Old-fashioned and out-dated instant messaging platform

    7
    1116 votes
    • PROS: Enables you to sync contacts with your mobile phone
    • CONS: Fewer options than other similar tools, Really outdated, Only supports Facebook Chat
  • SOMA Messenger

    2.0.13

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    The best messaging app for voice and video calls

    8
    47 votes
    • PROS: Safe and secure, Quality audio and video
    • CONS: Another messaging app, Convincing your friends to use it
  • QQ for Mac

    International 1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Complete IM client with cute design and great features

    6
    62 votes
    • PROS: Clear, nicely designed interface, Lots of customization options, Support for text, voice and video chats, Usual IM features: smileys, nudges, file sharing..., Extra tools like remote control, screen capture and video recording
    • CONS: Sometimes adding contacts is difficult, You can't download new interface themes, Number ID for contacts: not very user-friendly!, No video chat feature
  • Google Voice and Video Chat

    2.2.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    See and hear family and friends right inside Gmail

    7
    595 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up and use, Great video and audio quality, Support for full screen
    • CONS: The embedded window can't be moved
  • Skype Preview

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stay connected for free

    8
    20 votes
    • PROS: Chat, make voice and video calls, Free preview of great software, Call mobile and landline numbers with low rates
    • CONS: This is only a preview, this is not a full application, Preview only allows messages between other Skype users
  • Voxer

    3.18.19.21081

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A walkie-talkie and so much more

    7
    107 votes
    • PROS: Text or voice chat over Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G and more, Supports group chats, Connect via Facebook to find friends, Supports offline messaging, Push to Talk technology
    • CONS: Sound quality is a little tinny
  • TeamSpeak

    Server 3.0.11

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Communicate with your friends over the net

    7
    250 votes
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    2205.0.0.18.110154248.3Android,Windows,iPhone,Windows Phone
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